Ryu Fujisaki Draws New Short Hoshin Engi Manga
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
A stage presentation at the Jump Festa 2018 event on Saturday revealed that Ryu Fujisaki will draw a new short Hoshin Engi manga in Weekly Young Jump magazine. The manga will debut in spring 2018. Weekly Young Jump will reveal more information about the manga at a later date.
Fujisaki's 23-volume manga originally ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996-2000. The manga is roughly based on the ancient Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi. The fantasy manga and the first anime adaptation takes place thousands of years ago. An evil sorceress has bewitched the emperor of a powerful dynasty and he has become a mindless puppet. The country is in shambles and evil spirits lurk everywhere. The Confederation of the Immortal Masters plan a bold mission: they send a young master wizard to hunt down the villains and evil warlocks in the devastated lands.
Viz Media released the original manga in English between 2007-2011.
The manga inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 1999. ADV Films released the anime on DVD in 2001-2004 under the title Soul Hunter. Discotek Media later released the anime under the same name on DVD in June 2016.
Source: Comic Natalie